Climate Change Central is a Canadian organization "that promotes the development of innovative responses to global climate change and its impacts. Climate Change Central builds links and relationships between businesses, governments and other stakeholders in Alberta, interested in pursuing greenhouse gas reductions initiatives". Low interest lending or rebates are the typical tactics. The strategy is to encourage people or municipalities to trade in worn out, polluting durable goods for more eco-efficient designs. The optimism fairly drips from Climate Central's site. Wish those Climate Scrooge neighbors to the south could pick up some of the enthusiasm. Take the "ME first!" program for example.ME first! is a four-year, $100 million interest-free loan program administered by Climate Change Central that is designed to help municipalities:
achieve energy savings;
reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and
replace conventional energy sources with renewable or alternative sources.
We were thinking that perhaps North Dakota and Montana would catch the attitude and say "Me too!".